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  • Fossils in the Classroom The Fossils in the Classroom project provides hands-on teaching kits that include fossils and casts as well as classroom lessons that directly address the Colorado Department of Education's state Colorado Academic Standard on the study of fossils (Life Science 2.2). This project connects the scientific work of CU-Boulder paleontologists with teachers and students in communities throughout Colorado...
  • Fossils: Clues to the Past Hands-on Workshop Fossils: Clues to the Past Workshop (recommended for 3nd - 5th grades) Discover different types of fossils and investigate how plants and animals become fossilized. Students use paleontology tools to excavate their own fossil to take home. Workshops are offered in conjunction with guided programs to provide a more in-depth learning experience; students will create an object of their own to take home...
  • Fossils: Evidence of Past Life Guided Program Fossils: Evidence of Past Life (recommended for 3rd - 5th grades) What can we learn from fossils? What do they tell us about past life? Learn how fossil plants and animals reveal clues to the past and explore how life has changed over time in this hands-on, station-based guided program. Guided programs at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the CU-Boulder campus are designed as interactive and hands-on learning experiences where students use objects, inquiry, and critical thinking skills to discover, wonder and reflect...
  • Foundations for Leaders Organizing for Water and Sustainability (FLOWS) The Foundation for Leaders Organizing for Water and Sustainability, FLOWS, provides free water and energy upgrades to low-income Boulder residents. During the visits, FLOWS technicians provide sustainability information and advise residents in making sustainable, equitable shifts in their daily habits. Energy and water saving devices such as LED light bulbs, faucet aerators, and low-flow showerheads are provided and installed free of charge to residents (modeled after the ECO-Visits program)...
  • Freudenthal Institute US The mission of FI-US is to establish a comprehensive network of collaborating researchers, teachers and developers. The activities of FI-US focus on: * Developing curricula at several levels of detail, from teaching, learning and assessment trajectories to classroom materials for students, teachers and parents. * Building leadership capacity in school districts through professional communities...
  • Friday Night Stargazing at Sommers-Bausch Observatory Free public open houses are held at Sommers-Bausch Observatory (SBO) on Friday evenings (weather permitting) throughout the year when CU Boulder classes are in session. Open houses begin at 8:00 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters and 9:00 p.m. during the summer. Open House nights are free. In addition to SBO's pier-mounted 20-inch Planewave telescopes, the program also has tripod-mounted binoculars and the world's largest starwheel for identifying bright stars and constellations...
  • Front Range Pika Project The general public is invited to take part in a citizen-science program focused on the American pika, a small relative of rabbits that inhabits the Rockies and other rocky places throughout the western US. Volunteers are trained and coordinated through the Front Range Pika Project's citizen science program (a partnership of Denver Zoo and Rocky Mountain Wild)...
  • Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment The Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment is a research center under Colorado Law that serves the people of the American West, the nation, and the world through creative, interdisciplinary research, bold, inclusive teaching, and innovative problem solving in order to further true sustainability for our lands, waters, and environment...
  • Girls At the Museum Exploring Science (GAMES) Girls At the Museum Exploring Science (GAMES) is a unique program designed to encourage interest and excitement about science in 4th and 5th grade girls. The program consists of six weekly after school visits to the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (CU Museum). While at the Museum, the girls explore the sciences of archaeology, botany, entomology, paleontology, and zoology through hands-on activities using real museum specimens and direct interaction with scientists and museum professionals...
  • Green Energy Distribution in Rural Haiti The picture to the right depicts a portion of the 12 kW solar array that serves both to power the l'Institut Technique de la Côte Sud (ITCS) compound and as a teaching tool for ITCS students in the renewable energy program. Construction of the micro-grid (the solar photovoltaic array plus a bank of lithium ferro phosphate batteries to store the energy) took place between 2017 and 2019 as a joint project of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Special Interest Group for Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) of the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) and faculty and students of ITCS with funding from UCB and the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC)...
  • Green Teams The Energy Green Teams visit the Hill, East Campus and Goss/Grove neighborhoods to distribute compact florescent light bulbs and sink aerators to residents that are home. They discuss energy saving tips and distribute educational materials to residents.
  • Growing Up Boulder Growing Up Boulder is Boulder’s “child and youth-friendly city initiative” that began in the spring of 2009 as a collaboration between the University of Colorado (CU), the City of Boulder, and Boulder Valley School District working in partnership with local non-profits, businesses, and many children and youth. GUB is an internationally recognized model of best practice in the field of child-friendly cities...
  • Hip Hop in the Classroom Hip Hop in the Classroom is an initiative to that uses the beats and rhymes of rap music to help middle and high school students master the language arts. It delivers the latest scholarly resources to the students and the teachers that need them the most, with the immediate goal of fostering a diverse learning environment and with the long term goal of establishing a bridge between area high school students and the University of Colorado, Boulder...
  • Impacts of Oil and Gas for Colorado Residents The rapid spread of oil and gas drilling in Colorado has led to concerns about public health and conflicts between oil and gas operators, state regulators, municipalities, and residents. Our ability to effectively regulate oil and gas development has been hampered by a lack of knowledge of the risks and benefits and difficulty in accounting for these trade- offs and their effects on citizens at different scales...
  • In-Service Day Museum Workshops for Children The CU Museum of Natural History offers workshops for children in grades K-5 to: -engage in fun, hands-on, and stimulating science activities -enjoy expeditions through museum exhibits and collections -touch and explore real museum objects -participate in entertaining activities and games -make creative take home projects Workshops offered Spring Semester 2016 include: February 12: Boulder backyard archaeology April 15: A world of butterflies Please visit the Museum Event calendar for full descriptions: http://cumuseum...
  • Indigenous Connections at Rocky Mountain National Park The Center of the American West (CAW), the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS), Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), and representatives from the Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Oklahoma, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Colorado, the Ute Indian Tribe of Uintah and Ouray in Utah, and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado, are carrying out a project that seeks to improve the educational and interpretive programs at Rocky Mountain National Park in ways that are more inclusive of tribal nations...
  • Inquiry Hub The "Inquiry Hub" is a research-practice partnership brings together educational researchers, computer scientists, school district leaders, teachers, and students from Denver Public Schools, curriculum developers, interactive resource providers, and multiple publishers of STEM curricula to undertake a systemic approach to learner-centered teaching that promotes adaptability and responsiveness to the differing needs of diverse learners...
  • Insect Explorers Guided Program Explore the structure and life cycle of insects, focusing on butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers, and bees. This program is part guided exploration of exhibits and part station-based, hands-on workshop. Guided programs at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the CU-Boulder campus are designed as interactive and hands-on learning experiences where students use objects, inquiry, and critical thinking skills to discover, wonder and reflect...
  • Intermountain Oil and Gas Best Management Practices Project The Intermountain Oil and Gas Best Management Practices Project database and website were created as a project of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and Environment at the University of Colorado Law School. The Project is maintained through grants and in conjunction with the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering and the School of Public Health...
  • International English Center Volunteering Course In their bi-annual Volunteering Elective Course, International English Center’s instructors use service learning as a foundation to help international students improve their English skills, interact with community partners, and critically reflect on their experiences. The students, mostly from the Middle East, Asia and South America, volunteer with programs on campus such as Better Boulder Day of Service and the Green Stampede and non-profit organizations throughout Boulder county including local elementary schools, retirement communities, and food banks...

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